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Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension – Philippines

New for 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration has implemented a new visa option for tourists to the Philippines, the Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension. The LSVVE is available to temporary visitors coming to the Philippines for business, pleasure, or for reasons of health. This visa allows a foreign traveler  to the Philippines to stay for a six-month period.  Whereas previously, tourists could only apply for two-month visa extensions at a time, this will allow foreigners more flexibility and convenience in planning longer stays in the country.

How long can I stay in the Philippines with an LSVVE?

The LSVVE allows a foreign visitor to obtain permission to stay in the country for 6 months. Additional LSVVE visas can be obtained in succession upon expiry, so that a foreign national can stay in the Philippines for up to 16 months. Additionally, with the approval of the Commissioner, a stay of 16 to 24 or 36 months is possible, depending on the nationality of the visitor.

Who may obtain a long-stay visitor visa extension?

Foreigners of all nationalities can avail of the LSVVE.

Disclaimer: Immigration laws in the Philippines may change without prior notice. New updates on eligibility for visa application, documentary requirements, processing timelines, length of validity of visa, and other information related to your visa application may arise any time. We recommend that you consult with our Immigration and Visa Specialists to stay up-to-date.

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Processing visa in the Philippines can be time-consuming, especially if you are not knowledgeable on what type of visa is appropriate for your planned legal entry into the country. Fortunately, we have a team ready to help you.